Have questions about publishing, growing, or going paid on Substack?
The Substack team, and your fellow writers, are here to help!
We’re gathering the writer community and members of the Substack team together in this discussion thread to answer writer questions for an hour. Drop your questions in the thread by leaving a comment, and we’ll do our best to share knowledge and tips.
Our team will be answering questions and sharing insights with you in the thread today from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. EDT. We encourage writers to stick around after the hour and continue the conversation together.
Some updates and reminders from the Substack team:
More ways to customize your publication homepage. Instead of having your publication name displayed in one of the default Substack fonts, you can now upload a file of your publication title in your own style. The image file should be should be at least 1024×256 pixels, with a maximum aspect ratio of 21:4. Visit “Set up the basics” in your settings page to upload a custom wordmark and see it in action on The Hyphen by Emma Gannon’s homepage:
Serialization tools. This new tool allows readers to tap forward and back between your posts. In your settings, you can now “Enable previous & next post links.” When a reader finishes a post they will be prompted, like a book, to choose to move forward or back.
We often use Office Hours as an opportunity to tell you about new features and updates that are made on Substack, in real time. We’ve got a lot cooking and want to be sure we most effectively communicate what’s new with you. Tell us: how would you like us to share new features and updates with you going forward?
Got questions about Substack or feedback about what’s new? You’re in the right place! Leave a comment in this thread.
Next Thursday, we’ll take a break from Office Hours to hold our monthly Shoutout Thread. Come ready to share what you’ve been reading and inspired by recently on Substack. Save it to your calendar so you don’t miss it.